Make a Halloween Sparkleball !

sparkleball spider by jason

Time to get cracking on those Halloween sparkleballs and costumes. Be on the lookout for orange mini-lights at your drugstore or hardware store. Of course, everything you need can be found online, including Solo Cups and hard plastic orange and black cups.

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top photo:  Jason Clouthier’s Sparkleball Spider with Skull Face / Massapequa NY
More Posts on Halloween Ideas:
– Halloween 2
– Halloween 3
Halloween 4
Black Beauty
– Black Sparkleball
Fun Halloween Lights

 

 

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Black Beauty

 

Fran, my neighbor across the street, always rates my sparkleballs.  After all, she has to look at them.  The newest one scored an A+.    “Black Beauty,” as Fran calls it, is an Original Sparkleball with black cups inserted inside each clear cup.  The black cups are Hannah K brand from Amazon.  I intended to use them by themselves to make a black sparkleball for Halloween, but the ball didn’t come out right.  So I added them to a clear sparkleball.  This will work for any cup you can drill or make a hole in. As you add lights, put a black cup inside a clear one and insert lights through both. The Hannah K cups come in lots of cool colors which will be fun for the holidays.

 

 

 


More Halloween Ideas here and here.

helpful DIY how-to posts:
–  find the right cups
 tips for inserting lights
–  the best stapler
–  how to hang it – 1
–  how to hang it – 2
–  how to hang it – 3
–  using different lights – 1
–  using different lights – 2
–  drilling a perfect hole
–  how to get it really round
–  make The Original Sparkleball
–  make AnyCup Sparkleball
–  making Mini Sparkleballs

What’s Hanging Now – October


20161003_083058Planning ahead for the sparkleballs I want to hang at Halloween has made the month of October a lot more fun.  This one is made of hard cups I found at the grocery (Party Essentials brand*).  They are solo-shaped but just a bit different, so  I used Carl Boro’s recipe 14-11-6-1.  I put it together with the hot-glue method for Hard Cup Sparkleballs here.  Love how shiny the hard cups are!

*Party City makes similar cups in many colors.

Past Posts on Halloween Ideas:
– Halloween 1
– Halloween 2
– Halloween 3
Black Beauty
– Black Sparkleball
Fun Halloween Lights

 

 

Ideas for Halloween

sparkleball spider by jason

Time to get those Halloween sparkleballs started. I just found orange mini-lights on sale at the drugstore.  Anything else you need can be found online, including Solo Cups. (I use Amazon for everything.) This Pinterest page is devoted to Halloween sparkleball ideas, and below are some photos to inspire you. (Click photo to read more.)

top photo:  Jason Clouthier’s Sparkleball Spider with Skull Face / Massapequa NY
past Halloween posts:   2015 – 1       2015 – 2       2015 – 3